To create a website from scratch, one would normally need the services of a graphic designer, programmer and project manager. As you can imagine, this could get quite expensive and time consuming. Then comes issues of debugging, cross browser compatibility, security and more. I’m sure some of you who design websites for a living will agree that these require a huge chunk of time, and probably long wished for a better solution where no coding is required - and more emphasis can be placed on website design.

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Thankfully a fully functional website building studio has arrived that meets the needs of novice and professional designers alike. That online web designing studio is called Webydo.

I’ve had an opportunity to try out Webydo for myself. I am by no means a professional web designer, but I have created websites with many of the popular website builders on the web – Wordpress, Blogger, Wix, Weebly, Googlesites, and more. I have to say that Webydo is miles ahead of those in regard to ease of use and efficiency. I would go as far as saying it is a web designers dream.

According to Webydo, they are the next generation of web building platforms. Any design can be converted into a fully functional website without the need for coding. Even web designers with no knowledge of HTML or CSS can design websites. Webydo generates all this code for the designer – saving time and allowing increased emphasis on website creation.

Listed below are some of the advantages of using Webydo for web designers, as apposed to building them from scratch - or using other site builders.

  1. Designing a Website

    The design studio has an easy to follow and intuitive layout. This is one of the most important aspects for designers, since it could save a lot of time - especially if designing multiple websites. Websites can be created from scratch, or there are layouts and templates (for inspiration) to choose from, if needed.

  2. Increase efficiency

    Website elements are easy to change. Designers can quickly create a mock-up of their design and present it to clients. From here, the client can make suggestions and even work in the CMS (content management system) themselves. Webydo makes the entire process of working with a client a more streamlined experience.

    Webydo also allows designers to manage several sites from one dashboard.

  3. No having to deal with errors.

    no code website builderAnyone who has dealt with hand coding of websites knows how frustrating it can sometimes be, especially with making them compatible with different browsers and devices. Since the CMS automatically creates the code, designers will not have to deal with errors. A fully working website, which is compatible in all browsers can be created every time - without worry or pain.

  4. Websites can be created faster

    fast website designWebydo makes it possible to design a fully functional website in a day, instead of weeks. Most web designers spend hours writing code and developing websites for clients. According to Webydo, their DMS (Design Management System) takes away the need of code writing. Designers can make entire websites without any knowledge of HTML or CSS, and create them with in an easy to use drag and drop interface.

  5. Security

    Webydo is cloud hosted and monitored 24/7, with regular automatic backups.

  6. SEO tools

    The SEO toolbox allows designers to easily create descriptions, page titles and keywords, so that websites can be setup to be easily found by search engines. Webydo also allows integration with Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics, which are commonly used powerful tools for optimizing websites for search engines.

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  7. Publish a Website

    Webydo has its own cloud hosting servers, so designers don’t have to mess with all the technicalities that often comes with website hosting. There will be no hosting setup, messing with DNS settings and setting up domain names. This is all done automatically when publishing a Webydo website.

  8. Webydo is intuitive and easy to learn.

    easy websitesIf you are a designer, and would like to relieve yourself of that long and tiresome process of dealing with HTML, CSS and PHP, then Webydo can certainly help. It will help you focus on all the design aspects, without having to mess with all that coding. This also makes Webydo a good choice for beginning designers, and especially those who have no interest in, or no knowledge of coding websites.

     
  9. What’s Planned for the Future?

    Webydo has many planned features, which are suggested by the community of designers. Suggest a feature or view current suggestions by clicking the Participate link. Some very interesting improvements which are upcoming are logos on a client’s CMS (custom branded interface), increased site responsiveness, built in blog, anchor tags, snapping and billing of clients directly from Webydo.

If you are a website designer, you are welcome to present your own impressions of Webydo below.





7 comments:

  1. Just curious, do they have the capabilities for an online store? If so how is does the price compare to say Wix? I currently have a premium account with Wix which has had its design limitations, but the store aspect and the price has been quite good. I also have a free Facebook page from them because of my online account.

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  2. @Betty Tuininga
    Hi Betty,
    They are working on an e-commerce solution, according to this on their site..
    "We are actually working on an amazing E-commerce solution for Webydo.

    In the in the meantime, we recommend http://www.ecwid.com/ for a fantastic flexible e-commerce solution.

    Just add their code using our HTML widget:
    http://participate.webydo.com/knowledgebase/articles/174248-the-widget-element-"

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  3. Yes, would be good to see what the fees are for having and maintaining a web site. None seem to be visible OR where is that pricing info? It seems a little vague to find.

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  4. @maryOAart
    Fees per website are as follows..
    7.90 per month when signing up for the yearly plan
    9.90 when paying a month at a time

    They currently have a special for the month of June for the yearly plan... 50% off, which amounts to 3.95 per month...

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  5. Thanks @Graham Matthews for the excellent review. You demonstrated the ins and outs of Webydo and we're able to understand the system relatively quickly. I look forward to seeing what's in store for you in the future!

    @MaryOAart - We love to hear feedback from the community. If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve the site or new features you want to see, I highly recommend posting on our participate page: http://participate.webydo.com/forums/191312-participate-vote- Our prices can be found on the Premium page

    @Betty Tuininga We recently added an ecommerce widget which will be extremely helpful for you in terms of creating your site using Webydo. Since Webydo is made for designers, there's never a limit on design.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone's Webydo creations!

    Best Regards,
    Shmulik Grizim
    CEO and Co-Founder of Webydo

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  6. @Shmulik Grizim Thank-you Shmulik.. nice of you to visit! :)

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  7. This is a good post that breaks down Webydo! They partner with Ecwid and that makes a fantastic team in my opinion. http://www.ecwid.com/webydo

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